almost ready to begin the 2013-14 academic year. The windows have been washed
on Hanley Library’s atriums, the goodies have been unpacked for orientation and
new academic programs are ready to roll. Here’s what’s new this year at
Dr. Tracee Howell joined the Office of thePresident this summer, serving in the role of executive associate to President LivingstonAlexander. Prior to working in the president’s office, Howell taught American Literature
and Composition and served as a consultant in the Writing Center at
Prior to her
faculty appointment at Pitt-Bradford, Howell served as assistant to the
president for communications at the University of Buffalo.
Jessica Taylor was promoted to fill the position
of director of housing. She joined Pitt-Bradford in 2011 as a residence life
will once again host two Confucius Institute scholars this year. Lu Chen and Jun Liu will teach Chinese language and culture to Pitt-Bradford
students and present seminars and noncredit courses to the community.
faculty members are Dr. Patricia L.
Brougham, assistant professor of criminal justice; John J. Crawford, assistant professor of business management; Dr. Helma de Vries-Jordan, assistant
professor of Political Science; Orin A. James, instructor of biology; Dr. Shelly R. Klinek, visiting
assistant professor of health and physical education; Anna K. Lemnitzer, assistant professor of art; John S. Liberatore,
visiting instructor of music; Mark H.
Morrison, visiting instructor and interim director of the Mathematics
Center; Dr. Denise A. Piechnik,
assistant professor of biology; and Dr.
James M. Salvo, assistant professor of speech communication.
Dr. Shailendra Gajanan was promoted to
professor of economics and will serve as the new Chair of the Division of
Management and Education.
will unveil its own bronze panther statue at its Founders’ Day 50th
anniversary celebration Sept. 3. The panther, which was sculpted by Bradford
native David Hodges, was paid for in part by significant contributions from the
½-foot-long statue will make its home on a large rock in the Robert B. Bromeley
Quadrangle in front of the Frame-Westerberg Commons building.
Pitt-Bradford will have the benefit of a new Mathematics Center this fall
modeled on its successful Writing Center. Students will be able to visit the
Mathematics Center for one-on-one or group tutoring in math.
The center will
be co-directed by Andrea Robbins, a faculty member in the chemistry and
mathematics departments since 1982, and Mark Morrison, who taught mathematics
at Bradford Area High School for 32 years.
In July, the
Kessel Athletic Complex was rededicated during the Pennsylvania Little League
Championship tournament, which was held at the complex, following a $2.68
Pitt-Bradford will have two new majors and three new minors to choose from this
fall. A new major in energy science and technology is a survey of advanced
mathematics, energy science and technology, physics, chemistry, global
information systems, geology and engineering designed to give students a solid
scientific background preparing them for work in a variety of energy fields,
from traditional fossil fuels to alternative energies.
The new general
studies major will allow students returning to college and transfer students to
make the most of their credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Students may also
use the major to craft a course of study for a self-directed major.
The new minors
are in criminal forensic studies, legal studies and women’s studies.
Also new this
fall is a women’s bowling team, which will be led by Andy Spring, who has been named
the first head coach. Women’s bowling is the first sport to be added to
Pitt-Bradford’s competitive athletics since men’s and women’s tennis in
2008-09. It is the campus’s 15th NCAA-affiliated sport.